Garden design services

If you’re looking for an affordable garden designer, some new garden design ideas, help with garden planning, a garden makeover or advice on greener gardening - you’ve come to the right place! Based in Margate, covering Thanet / East Kent, Lovely Gardens offers wildlife-friendly garden planting design to create a natural haven in your garden.

I'm Lesley Malone, and I'd like to help make your garden lovely. I'm happy to help with clearing and maintenance as well, so give me a call on 07999 521858 or email lovelygardens @ to discuss your garden needs.


What my clients say…

Lesley has taken our garden from an ivy-infested jungle and made it somewhere we love using complete care and attention. She’s also respected all the (unexpected) wildlife we’ve unearthed – birds’ nests, families of robins, bees – and treated them with the TLC they deserve too.

Debra G.

We were delighted to find Lesley, who has quickly transformed our very neglected garden into a lovely outdoor living space. With each visit, she transforms more of the chaos into order and we are thrilled with the work she has done.

Liz C.

Lesley is a miracle worker! A great communicator and pleasant presence to have around, she is great at what she does, patiently answering the questions of a garden newbie.

Mary C.

Lesley has been working on my garden for the past few months, and true to her word, she has made the garden lovely! She is a Garden Whisperer!

Maria M.

Lesley has brought life and a bit of much needed order to my little garden. Over the time she has been looking after it, it’s become a space that I can really enjoy. Lesley has been really great at giving me the guidance I need for buying the right sort of plants for the space. I can really recommend her services.

Anna B.

I highly recommend Lesley – she transformed our garden into a blissful oasis!

Caroline J.

I'm really delighted by what Lesley has achieved. I'm no longer overwhelmed with guilt and shame when I look out of the window at my garden!

Adam N.

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Garden planting ideas

Need some garden design ideas?

A design theme for garden planting can make a big difference. If you feel your garden is a bit of a hotch-potch, or you can't decide what to plant where, or you're not sure what would work, we can create a planting plan to bring it all together. These are a few popular styles for inspiration, which can easily provide affordable, low-maintenance, wildlife friendly gardens.

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cottage garden roses

Cottage garden design

The classic English garden look, with flowers from early spring right through to late autumn.

japanese garden acer

Japanese garden

A Japanese style garden can be a good low-maintenance option for shady gardens.

Mediterranean garden euphorbia

Coastal garden

Gardens that get plenty of sun are a good setting for Mediterranean style plants.

tropical garden ferns

Tropical garden

Create an exotic mini-jungle with dramatic foliage plants and vivid tropical colours.

shady garden hellebores

Shady garden

Small gardens tend to get less sunlight, but the good news is that plenty of plants are happier in shadier spots.

scented garden lilac

Scented garden

Create a symphony for the senses from early spring to late autumn. Planting for fragrance can transform small gardens and front gardens.